Thursday, August 19, 2010

Top Five Friday - Mo Willems

We're big fans of Mo Willems around here. Publishing his first children's picture book in 2003, his bibliography has simply exploded. They are almost too numerous to count and he's continuing to write more! I am a huge fan of his humerous, simple writing style and equally simplistic drawing style. And so are my kids. To learn more about Mo Willems visit this link to his site. We went on a Mo Willems reading spree at our library to make sure we've checked out all the books before even attempting to write this post. So here goes...

My top five picks for Mo Willems:

1. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - You've got to love a good cautionary tale, no?

2. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identities - What can I say we're hooked on Trixie and Knuffle.

3. Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She was Extinct - This is so my sense of humor!

4. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! - We love the pigeon books but I'd have to say this is one of our favorites. We can not get enough books about sharing over here it seems...repetition, repetition, repetition.

5. I Love my New Toy! - We love the Elephant and Piggie series too, you really can't go wrong here but this is definitly one of my favorites. Oh, the drama!

What are your favorites?

And there's a new Knuffle bunny book on it's way! Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion is due out September 28th, be sure to check it out!


  1. we have "Edwina" and my boys love it! they love anything with dinosaurs, actually, but especially this one with "the weally, weally mean boy!" :)

  2. I want to be a kid again! I want to be a kid again! At least I want to go to the library and spend a few hours catching up on all that has been written since I taught.

    Thanks for keeping us up to speed!

    love, d

  3. I've never even heard of those books- I will have to check them out- how fun! :)
    Have a great Friday!!

  4. These books look so fun I think I'll try and find them at the library! I love kids books. :)

  5. We are huge Mo Willems fans and cannot wait for the next book. I just saw on So You Think You Are Crafty, that someone made the Knuffle Bunny!

  6. The "Cautionary Tale" part made me laugh. These must be really cute. Thanks so much for linking up with me. :)

  7. I just love Mo Willems books. These make wonderful reads for my children.

  8. I agree with Dianne! What fun books! I love how you introduce us to all the latest great books with your wonderful book reviews, Michelle! And that's why I gave you the Wild about Your Blog Award at

    August 22, 2010 9:02 PM

  9. Hi there,

    New follower from Meet and Greet Monday. I love these blog hops, they are great ways to meet some really awesome people. :) I love Mo Willems as well. I also love Robert Munsh as too. You should give him a try as well. :)

    Hoping you'll drop by for a visit whenever you get a moment. Thanks

    The Things We Find Inside

  10. Marie-

    Thanks for stopping by. I have not read a whole lot of Robert Munsh but we do like 'Love You Forever'. It always makes me cry! I just might feature him sometime.